Win your Wish List Contest in Downtown Carleton Place

winyourwishlist_card_frontChristmas wishes do come true! Post a picture from your Downtown Wish List on social media, including the hashtag #DowntownCPWishList and the name of the store. Enter for a chance to win $100 in BIA Bucks* to make your purchase.

“Win what you wish for this Christmas”

Instructions for participants/shoppers

Christmas wishes do come true. Visit any of the businesses of Downtown Carleton Place and take a photo of something that you would like for Christmas. Post you photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and include the hashtag #DowntownCPWishList and the name of the store, for a chance to win $100 in BIA Bucks* to purchase your wish list item.

How it works:

Visit any business (retail shop, service provider, or restaurant) in Downtown Carleton Place and take a photo of an item that you would like for Christmas. (with the Downtown Carleton Place BIA district. Check for the full list of businesses).
Submit your photo(s) via Facebook, Instragram or Twitter for your chance to win it.
Make sure to include the hashtag #DowntownCPWishList and the name of the business in your post. To ensure that your post is received make sure your privacy setting are “Public”.
Follow Downtown Carleton Place on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to find out if you are a winner. Winners are randomly drawn from all eligible submissions and announced on the platform it was submitted on, and on

Winners will receive $100 in *BIA Bucks to be able to purchase their wish list item.
One winner will be selected per week until December 23, 2016.

*A BIA Buck is our standard dollar used on a regular basis by the consumers in our community. Check the website for participating businesses.

How to Enter / Contest Rules


Presented by Downtown Carleton Place (DCP).

No Purchase Necessary.

1.1. Eligibility: DCP’s Downtown Wish List contest (the “Contest”) is open to all residents of Ontario who have reached the age of majority in their Province of residence, except employees, board members, advertising and promotional agencies.

1.2.  Contest Period:  Contest runs from 12:00 am, Eastern Time, Thursday, November 17, 2016 to 11:59 pm Eastern Time, Friday, December 23, 2016. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm Eastern time, December 23, 2016.

1.3. Contest Entry: Eligible Customers will be entered into the Contest for one (1) chance to win a prize (i.e. one entry) per photo submitted.

1.4. Method of Entry: Customers may participate in the Contest by submitting a photo of a product for sale from any eligible retailer within the boundaries of Downtown Carleton Place BIA District. Businesses are listed on the Downtown Carleton Place website: Photos can be submitted via Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Participants must include the hashtag #DowntownCPwishlist and the name of the store the item is from in order to qualify. Images are identified with the hashtag (#DowntownCPwishlist) and will be shared on Downtown Carleton Place social media accounts and/or website.  

1.5. Contest Entry Restrictions: Customers are restricted to one (1) prize per person during the Contest.

  1.     PRIZE

2.1. Prize: Prizes will be drawn at random. Prizes include 6 Prizes of $100 in BIA Bucks*. Each Prize must be accepted as awarded. No cash alternatives, substitution or transfers of the Prize will be allowed. Delivery and pick-up of each prize will be determined by DCP.

*A BIA Buck is our standard dollar used on a regular basis by the consumers in our DCP community. Check the website for participating businesses:

2.2. Odds: The odds of being randomly selected to win a Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

2.3. Notification of Selection: The selected Customers will be contacted via the platform used for submission – if you enter through Twitter you will receive a tweet and a direct message to notify you of your win; if you enter through Instagram there will be a comment posted on the photo you shared to notify you of the win; if you entered through Facebook there will be a comment posted on the photo you shared, as well as a Facebook message sent to you (permitting your settings allow). Winners will have up to 5 days to collect their prize. If the selected customer does not collect their prize within that time, another customer will be randomly selected and the initial Customer will be disqualified and will have no recourse towards Downtown Carleton Place, or anyone involved in the Contest. No substitution for, or transfer of the Prize, will be allowed.


3.1. Each Prize claim is subject to verification by Downtown Carleton Place BIA and/or its designated representatives. Entries made with multiple addresses, under multiple identities, or through the use of any device or artifice to enter multiple times or entries that are in excess of the permitted number of entries during the Contest period are automatically void. All Contest entries obtained through unauthorized sources or which are incomplete, illegible, altered, reproduced, forged, irregular or fraudulent in any way or otherwise not in compliance with these Rules are automatically void. Downtown Carleton Place will be the sole and final reference source in validating a Prize claim.

3.2. By participating, each Customer and selected winner agrees: (a) to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of Downtown Carleton Place BIA; (b) to release and hold harmless Downtown Carleton Place BIA, its affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent contractors, and their respective directors, employees, agents and representatives including advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability for claims/damages including, but not limited to: claims/damages for personal injury, for property damage with respect to acceptance, possession or use or misuse of the Prize or participation in the Contest; (c) to permit Downtown Carleton Place to use his/her name, address, city, province of residence, photograph, video, or any likeness for advertising or publicity purposes without any additional compensation; and (d) the winner agrees to sign a Declaration and Release Form to this effect.

3.3. The decisions of Downtown Carleton Place BIA in relation to this Contest will be final and binding on all entrants.

3.4. Downtown Carleton Place BIA shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription or registration of Contest entry information, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible, or erased computer or network transmissions, line failures of any telephone network, failure of computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, inability to submit the online survey, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest, or for late, lost, stolen, postage-due, illegible or misdirected entries.

3.5. Downtown Carleton Place BIA reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or suspend this Contest, at its sole discretion, in the event of a technical failure, computer virus or bug, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or any other occurrence or cause beyond its control that corrupts or adversely affects the administration, security, fairness or normal operation of the Contest. Downtown Carleton Place reserves the right to remove any submission deemed inappropriate for the Contest.

3.6. The Contest is subject to all Federal, Provincial and local laws, as well as the rules adopted in view of said laws. The personal information provided to enter the Contest will be used only to administer the Contest, and for no other reason.

Entries to the Contest

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